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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order PC/Xbox One review

EA Games has a lot riding on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Their use of what is a premium movie licence has not exactly produced stellar results. Whilst Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was a vast improvement on the first game, it still had its issues.

For Fallen Order, EA have conscripted Respawn Entertainment (Apex Legends/Titanfall) to produce a single-player focused Star Wars game. No strangers to narrative video-games, Respawn, being made up from veterans from the Call of Duty series, are an inspired choice to create this new chapter in the (canon) Star Wars mythos. Continue reading Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order PC/Xbox One review

The Outer Worlds PC and Xbox One review

The Outer Worlds immerses players into a slightly tongue-in-cheek sci-fi role-playing adventure on the far side of the galaxy. Players take on the role of one of thousands of unfortunate colonists aboard the colony ship, Hope.

During the journey from Earth the ship’s engines malfunction. Instead of arriving on a new world in the Halcyon System, to start afresh ten years later, the ship arrives fifty years late. The ship’s owners, Halcyon Holdings, covers the malfunction up and hides the ship and its occupants, still frozen in cryosleep. Thirty-five years later, the player is revived by a scientist and the adventure begins. Continue reading The Outer Worlds PC and Xbox One review

Call of Duty Modern Warfare PS4/PC review

Since its inception, Activision’s Call of Duty franchise has barely put a foot wrong. It’s had its ups and downs, development dramas (they lost of most of the Infinity Ward team), and narrative challenges. Call of Duty has taken us from the Second World War, though to the modern age and beyond into outer space. As the writers upped the ante, the plots got all the more outlandish. Continue reading Call of Duty Modern Warfare PS4/PC review

Diablo IV announced at BlizzCon 2019

An ancient evil threatens to engulf Sanctuary in darkness, and new heroes have been called upon to face challenges the world has never seen before.

Over the weekend, Activision Blizzard announced the next chapter in their action-role-playing series, Diablo IV, at their BlizzCon 2019 event in L.A. Attendees at the Anaheim event were the first in the world to get their hands on a demo of the upcoming game. Continue reading Diablo IV announced at BlizzCon 2019

FIFA 20 Xbox One/PC review

The beautiful game, the world’s game. Whilst not so much in New Zealand or, here in Australia. EA’s FIFA franchise remains the top sports video game in both countries. And for good reason.

This year, on top of the usual visual tweaks and improvements, EA Sports have added somewhat of a game-changer to their premier sports title. Continue reading FIFA 20 Xbox One/PC review

Norton Lifelock Norton 360 review

For almost 30 years Norton software has been protecting PC users from viruses and other unwanted elements. Unfortunately, as the decades have rolled on, vulnerabilities across digital devices and the means to exploit them have become all the more sophisticated.

Building on their Norton Security software suite, Symantec’s consumer cyber safety brand, now known as Norton Lifelock, have released Norton 360 in Australia and New Zealand. I put the digital security software through its paces. Continue reading Norton Lifelock Norton 360 review

Grid PC review

British developer, Codemasters, continues to dominate the motorsport gaming genre with the latest iteration for their circuit-racing franchise, simply entitled Grid.

The spiritual successor to their TOCA Touring Cars and Race Driver games, Grid fills in the gap between the clinical racing of their Formula One games and the messy off-roading of their Dirt games. Grid concentrates on events on asphalt racing circuits, street circuits and point-to-point street stages. Continue reading Grid PC review

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint PC review

The Ghost are back, this time trapped on a hi-tech island under siege by a one of their own, gone bad.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is the follow up to 2017’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. The new game swaps the drug-fuelled warzone of Bolivia for the far less contentious fictional island of Auroa, the South Pacific Island paradise of tech billionaire, Jace Skell. Continue reading Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint PC review